n.1.(Chem.) A bitter crystalline substance constituting the essential principle of Natal aloes. Cf. Aloon.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Mass spectra of peak 19 (Rt 1.69min) showed [[M-H].sup.-] ion at m/z 503.11911 amu, and it was identified as 6'-malonylnataloin (nataloin).
Simmonds, "Characterisation of a nataloin derivative from Aloe ellenbeckii, a maculate species from east Africa," South African Journal of Botany, vol.